Mitsudomoe in Maru Mon Pendant

April 2023
Fine silver, glass enamel

A friend came to me because he and his cousin wanted to make a pendant with their family's mon (family crest) for his aunt. Their mon is a mitsudomoe design (three tomoe, or comma-like shapes, in a radial pattern) surrounded by a maru (circle). The mitsudomoe is a symbol of Hachiman, the god of war and archery, and is also representative of swirling water.